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Old 07-17-2019, 02:38 PM
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Did anybody have to modify the spinner cutouts for a Falcon prop? Did you use a different spinner? If so which one? Looking at this one: http://www.truturn.com/cgi-bin/store...exact_match=on
I spent the extra $ and purchased the Falcon CF spinner. A lot lighter and balanced out of the box. If you go through Northwest RC and buy the prop he will drill the prop and spinner for you together and it has always been dead nuts on for me.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:46 PM
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Those spinners at Northwest RC look good. Out of stock on the 4 1/2” ones thou.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:56 AM
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Looking great!
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:24 AM
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Been flying my Bulldog since April and finally have some pictures. Really enjoying this plane!
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:58 PM
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Okay, the snow is finally gone and the sun is out.
Took the Bulldog out for some pictures.
Are you guys drilling through the landing gear to attach the fairings?
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:34 PM
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Are you guys drilling through the landing gear to attach the fairings?
I did as the instructions indicate. No issues so far.
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:20 PM
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I did as the instructions indicate. No issues so far.
Hmm I did not find that anywhere in the instructions for the 73" one. :|
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:21 AM
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Are you guys drilling through the landing gear to attach the fairings?
Yes you drill through the legs and attach the skirts with bolts that go thru the legs with nuts on the back.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:47 PM
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Yes you drill through the legs and attach the skirts with bolts that go thru the legs with nuts on the back.
Thanks sir!
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:42 AM
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Not sure what you mean about makeshift wing joiner? The top wing is strong, has a carbon wingtube locking it in through a thick piece of G10 that fits in a recessed pocket with alignment dowels, and mounting tabs that bolt to it with the cabane structure. It ain't going nowhere. As far as your opinion to pilot not being a quality company, well that's just your opinion. I have had just about every brand of plane out there, best quality I would put with my carf, my extreme flight was light and strong, but I have never had problems with any of my pilot planes, this is my 3rd 120cc pilot plane, and this one is built strong from what I seen putting it together, it has carbon fiber reinforcements inside the length if the fuse, and the finish on the plane is second to NONE., I will say that I did spend a little more for a custom covering though, but the end result is as close to perfect as you can get with an arf. Now the upper wing servo wiring design of going through the strut I definately do not like and I will change, the firewall on the plane was not strong enough in my opinion so I beefed it up when putting it together, those are my 2 biggest complaints. My last big bipe was the PAU ultimate with a 120cc engine, it was a great plane but the whole motor box came loose and I had to re-work it. , I also had the small 50cc aeroworks ultimate before that, the top wing broke in half on me during a blender. I have no intentions on fast 3d with this plane but I have zero doubts in its structure. I have a gp123 in mine and have 5 flights on it, with some pretty heavy tumbles, Im very happy with the plane, but I still need to get some time to work on cooling, this Texas heat is showing itself.
Thats my experience with Pilot RC also. I just finished a 120 cc 330 LX and building a Challenger 73 presently . The carbon LX is just amazing. The best I have seen so far.
I owned EF - AJ and owned more than a couple dozen ARF in my 50 years of modelling. Pilot RC are - very well build. Cannot fault anything. The hardware package is first rate and very extensive.

But I am like you..I usually beefing thing up to my liking. Not sure it make a difference but I do it on any plane including kits.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:39 AM
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Has anyone who has flown this airplane yet have problems with the soft aluminum brackets. I did receive the replacement parts for some of the softer aluminum but not for these. I am considering having a friend make some better ones for me. Just wondering what the general consensus was of those who are flying this airplane. These things are really soft aluminum and bend really easy.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:58 PM
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Has anyone who has flown this airplane yet have problems with the soft aluminum brackets. I did receive the replacement parts for some of the softer aluminum but not for these. I am considering having a friend make some better ones for me. Just wondering what the general consensus was of those who are flying this airplane. These things are really soft aluminum and bend really easy.

Yes, they suck, I have the same problem, they bend and my cables go slack.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:47 AM
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Yes, they suck, I have the same problem, they bend and my cables go slack.
I thought that might be the case. I have a buddy making me a better set out of stainless steel. Should do the trick.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:56 AM
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I thought that might be the case. I have a buddy making me a better set out of stainless steel. Should do the trick.
I have a new kit which I just started and they are now Stainless steel along with new stainless steel main wing center supports.

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:14 PM
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I have a new kit which I just started and they are now Stainless steel along with new stainless steel main wing center supports.

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Yeah I received the same kit but I think it was incomplete.
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